Hepatitis Awareness Month – May

Month of May is worldwide observed as ‘Hepatitis Awareness Month’. A massive number of health care organizations arrange medical campaigns and programs to raise awareness about the life-threatening hepatitis disease. Hepatitis can be simply termed as a viral infection which causes severe inflammation in liver. A healthy liver is responsible for performing significant functions such as digestion of food, storage of energy, and removal of toxic substances from body. Hepatitis can adversely affect the liver and deteriorate its normal functioning capability. Untreated hepatitis may lead to serious liver diseases over a period of time including liver cirrhosis and cancer. Main objective behind celebrating ‘Hepatitis Awareness Month’ is to make people understand about this disease in terms of its causes, warning signs, and curative treatment options & encourage them to take preventive measures.

Hepatitis Awareness Month - May

Hepatitis can be categorized into three major types namely – Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. Hepatitis A virus mostly spreads due to intake of food or water polluted by feces of a patient struggling with this disease. Unprotected sex with an infected patient is also a significant reason which can fuel up the chances of hepatitis A. Hepatitis B results from sharing already used needles and syringes of affected patient. While hepatitis C occurs when a healthy person comes in contact with the blood of a patient suffering from this disease. In addition to this, people who drink alcohol in large amount are at a higher risk of developing hepatitis C as compared to others.

Dark colored urine, yellowing of eyes or skin texture, loss of appetite, nausea, weakness & severe abdominal pain are the most common warning signs of hepatitis A as well as hepatitis B. Whereas hepatitis C can be identified with symptoms like frequent headaches, drowsiness, difficulty speaking & easily bleeding. Patients experiencing such symptoms must look out for a qualified and experienced medical professional as early as possible. Doctors usually suggest certain blood tests and imaging tests like a sonogram, ultrasound scan, and liver biopsy to uncover the exact health status of patients.

Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment which can cure hepatitis A. However, it may get dissolve on its own by taking some important health measures. Patients must take plenty of sleep as they may feel tired during primary stages of infection. Doctors may prescribe essential medicines to help patients recover from intense abdominal pain. Immune globulin vaccination may help lower down the risk of spread of hepatitis B. In serious instances, doctors may order certain antiviral medicines like adefovir, telbivudine & lamivudine. If these medicines fail to improve condition of patients, then a liver transplant may prove to be a life-savior. Although a liver transplant procedure involves serious risks but it may help improve patient’s quality of life by replacing the damaged liver with a healthy one. Hepatitis C can be efficiently cured by using certain medications and consuming a healthy diet for several months. Pegylated interferon and ribavirin are the two mainly prescribed medicines for hepatitis C. These drugs can considerably help patients to fight the virus and get back to a healthy state of being. Positive lifestyle changes like exercising on a regular basis and cutting down alcohol intake can definitely aid a swift & speedy recovery.

There are some effective & safe vaccines available to render prevent people from hepatitis. Most of these vaccines are given in early childhood. One must visit a doctor to get additional details regarding preventive vaccination plan for minimizing the occurrence of hepatitis. Furthermore, incorporating simple habits like washing hands before eating something, drinking fresh water, washing fruits and vegetables before consuming them, practicing safe sex, and avoiding drugs & alcohol can curtail the probability of picking up any type of hepatitis.

Travcure Medical tourism is one of the highly prominent and worldwide acknowledged healthcare facilitators. Healthcare consultants at Travcure are heavily involved with prime health care centers and renowned doctors serving in countries such as United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Germany, South Korea, and India. International patients seeking finest treatments for hepatitis can contact Travcure and avail cost-effective as well as high-quality hepatitis treatment packages. Health experts at Travcure take care of everything from obtaining a medical visa to providing best available treatment during patient’s health care journey. They also assist patients in getting a good accommodation, food, and transport facilities in new country. Therefore, overseas patients can undoubtedly rely on staunch services of Travcure and ensure beneficial outcomes following their hepatitis treatment.

We are dedicatedly working towards spreading awareness and providing excellent solutions for viral hepatitis. It is our goal to render quality medical care to our each and every patient.”  Said Mr. Owais Saiyyed, director of Travcure Medical Tourism on account of ‘Hepatitis Awareness Month’. Any patient suffering from hepatitis can visit Travcure website and get a free online medical consultation to understand and clear doubts regarding the entire hepatitis treatment process.

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